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Ground turkey is made from finely chopped up pieces of turkey and is often used to make burgers or chili as a low-fat alternative to ground beef.

Ground turkey can be all white meat from the turkey breast, all dark meat from the legs and thighs, or a combination of the two. The white meat is very lean, which makes it lower in calories and fat, but can also result in dry burgers or meatloaf. For a more moist burger, use a combination of white and dark meat.


Other names: turkey burger
Translations: Ground Turcija, Žemės Turkija, Ground Turcia, Ground Turska, Mặt đất Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ, Ground Turcja, Ground Turkije, जमीन तुर्की, Ground Turquia, Фарш из индюшатины, Έδαφος Τουρκίας, الارض تركيا, 접지 터키, Ground Turecko, Турска земље, 土耳其地面, De gall d'indi, Ground Turčija, Ground Turecko, Ground Turchia, קומת טורקיה, Ground Turkiet, Ground Turki, 地上トルコ, Dinde hachée, Ground Türkei, Ground Tyrkiet, Ground Tyrkia, De pavo, Фарш з індичатини, Ground Turkki, Терен Турция

Physical Description

Finely chopped pieces of dark and white turkey meat.

Colors: pale pink

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Sweet, poultry, takes on seasonings and sauces
Mouthfeel: Meaty, Juicy
Food complements: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Garlic, Peppers, Cranberry, Oranges, Sage
Wine complements: Red wine, White wine
Beverage complements: Iced tea, Beer
Substitutes: Ground chicken, Vegetarian meat crumble substitute

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Some ground turkey are already prepacked in the supermarket. make sure it is properly packed or vacuum sealed. Always check for the "use-by" date. It is best to buy meat that is freshly ground. Always check for the color, make sure it is not pale or grayish in color and there is no foul smell when you open the plastic package.
Buying: Buy only what you could use within 1 to 2 days. Make sure the portions are properly wrapped to avoid freezer burn. Freezer burn are the gray-brown spots on the meat caused by air reaching the exposed surface of the turkey meat.
Procuring: not applicable

Preparation and Use

Follow the correct defrosting procedures if the ground turkey is frozen. Always remember to wash your hands, utensils and surfaces before and after handling raw poultry. It is also a good idea to soak in bleach or wash in the washing machine any towels and sponges that have been used to wipe up juices and water from the poultry meat.

Cleaning: Meat that has already been ground up should not be washed. It has already been cleaned prior to grinding and this will only wash away any flavor on the meat.

Conserving and Storing

Repackage the ground turkey into smaller portions if you are not going to use them all at once.Store them in the coldest part of your fridge or in the freezer. It would be great if you could also label them so you can keep track on which to consume first.


History: Ground Turkey existed since human learned how yo cook turkey hundreds of years ago.



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